The Astronaut Themed big boy room for the homeowners' four year old son has a vibrant navy wall on one side that gives the space a "dipped" look, while the astronaut bed linens really bring the theme to life. And shelves add plenty of display space.
The final touch for this space-themed kids' room was a life-sized astronaut printed on the duvet and a helmet on the pillowcase. Every night as the kiddo goes to sleep, he gets to pretend he’s an astronaut heading into space!
Applesauce and space travel go together like PB&J. John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit the moon, took pureed applesauce in squeezeable tubes on that first space flight. Applesauce hit the astronaut menu again—this time served as a side to ham—on the Gemini mission.
To the left of the bed, a small astronaut figurine holds another wedding memory, pressed flowers from the wedding table. Incorporating art and accessories from important places and events is the best way to create a space that is full of meaning and connection. And adding unexpected moments like an astronaut on the bedside table helps create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that feels like home.
Playing off the space travel theme, designer Naomi Alon installed a pendant light that looks a lot like a rocket! Not only does this piece brighten the bedroom, but it also totally complements the astronaut-printed duvet below.
Since the "big boy" bedroom and nursery were adjoining, designers had to create spaces that would complement each other as well as be sophisticated enough to grow with the boys as they get older, so they created a "dipped" effect that made for the perfect backdrop for the Astronaut Big Boy Room and the Whale of a Tale Nursery.
The back of this built-in bookcase is lined with Novogratz Constellation removable wallpaper. The off-white peel-and-stick paper with gold foil design creates striking contrast against the deep green walls and dark wood shelves and can easily be removed or replaced. Accessories like a "hello" sign made from wire, astronaut artwork, a moon LED night light and a brontosaurus tillandsia planter add to the whimsy of the display.